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October 11, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcement of Number of Applicants for City Volunteers Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is proud to announce that the number of applicants for City Volunteers, who will welcome guests and act as the face of the host city for the Tokyo 2020 Games, reached 3,426 at 10:00am on Friday, October 5, just 10 days after applications started being accepted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 26.

Overview of the Volunteer Program

1 Application Period

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 starting at 1:00pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 closing at 12:00pm

* Applications are not registered on a first-come-first-served basis.

2 Number of Recruits

Approximately 20,000* Individuals
*A total of 30,000 individuals will become City Volunteers. This includes approximately 10,000 individuals as follows:

  • Tokyo Tourism Volunteers and volunteers in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup 2019TM, Japan who wish to also volunteer for the Tokyo 2020 Games
  • Applicants from Tokyo-based universities
  • Applicants who receive recommendations from a Tokyo municipality (approximately 5,000 individuals)

3 Number of Applicants as of 10:00am on Friday, October 5

Total of 3,426 applicants

Regarding the number of applicants for Games Volunteers as of 10:00am on Friday, October 5, please see the attached Tokyo 2020 press release (Japanese)(PDF:97KB)


Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Operations Section, Planning and Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5388-2266 (External link) (External link) (External link)